Shop Operations en Nervous About the Elephant in the Room? It May be Time to Modernize <div class="field-byline"> Scott Lapcewich, VP and GM, Customer Support &amp; Maintenance, Rockwell Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>If you&rsquo;re like most organizations, you have at least one large, unavoidable issue that has gone unaddressed for too long. You may not acknowledge it, but it&rsquo;s always there. And it&rsquo;s not going away on its own.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the elephant in the room, and it could be any number of things.</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire Shop Operations Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:28:00 +0000 51231 at Ten Ways Industry Uses 3D Scanning <div class="node-body gallery-body">From prototyping to quality assurance, 3D scanning has become an integral part of the manufacturing process. Here are ten current uses. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News Shop Operations Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:43:00 +0000 51101 at 10 Tech Predictions for 2017 and Beyond <div class="node-body gallery-body">Deloitte rubs its crystal ball early every year and reveals some of its predictions — in tech, media and telecommunications — for the next 12 months and beyond. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CAD/CAM Software Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +0000 50431 at 3 Trends That Will Drive the Automotive Industry in 2017 and Beyond <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director--Automotive, IFS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Look for mandatory IT on new cars, increased popularity of in-vehicle wi-fi hotspots, and an increase of EVs in China, among other developments. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:00 +0000 49711 at CDC Study Says One in Four U.S. Adults have Hearing Damage <div class="node-body article-body">In a recent study, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that many U.S. adults have damage from noise exposure despite reporting good hearing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire News Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:53:00 +0000 49611 at Are You Ready for OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard? <div class="field-byline"> Luis Pieretti, PhD, CIH, CSP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div><p>On March 25, 2016, <a href="" target="_blank">OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule</a>, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries and hydraulic fracturing.</p> <p>This rule took effect on June 23, 2016, after which industries have one to five years to comply:</p></div></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire Shop Operations Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:48:00 +0000 49191 at US Aerospace Industry: Flying High, Soaring Higher? <div class="field-byline"> Jeremy Leonard, Oxford Economics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The trade surplus in aerospace products reached $80 billion in 2015 on exports of $140 billion, both record highs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Machinist Newswire News Shop Operations Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:30:00 +0000 47851 at Exploiting Web-Based Resources to Launch a CNC Shop <div class="node-body article-body"> helped a tool designer and consultant to adopt in-house, customized CNC precision machining capability, and the skills and business tactics necessary to compete successfully in that sector.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:55:00 +0000 47171 at Fake Parts Seized in Mideast Raid Likely Oz-Bound <div class="field-byline"> Alan Harman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The raid on a warehouse and distribution center in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ capital, netted parts worth more than A$5.4 million. Some 21 truckloads of parts will be destroyed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Shop Operations Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:18:00 +0000 46481 at Trends Shaping the Return of Manufacturing to the United States <div class="field-byline"> Tony Glockler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. businesses are bringing jobs back home. In order to make the most of this shift, it is essential for them to ensure that American workers are highly skilled and up-to-date with the latest technology and tools. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Shop Operations Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:41:00 +0000 45931 at <p>The restoration of domestic manufacturing&rsquo;s vitality has been in progress for several years, with trends like &ldquo;reshoring&rdquo; as well as capital investments in new production capabilities, the embrace of &ldquo;smart&rdquo; technologies, and in manufacturers&rsquo; adoption of new information standards and data communication capabilities.</p>